Celebrity Cruises unveils 2016-2017 Asia season

Celebrity Cruises has revealed its array of exotic 2016-2017 vacations in Asia, and Celebrity’s Captain’s Club members have the first opportunity to book these sailings. The Asia season offers vacationers far-flung destination experiences in 16 countries across 28 thrilling cruise vacations. With a lineup of more than 35 different destinations, guests now can explore Asia in modern luxury style from the choice of two award-winning Celebrity ships – Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Constellation. A brand-first, the premium …

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Cruising Asian waters-In the wake of Zheng He

Pirates? As we entered the Arabian Sea we held our first piracy drill, moving out of our staterooms and away from windows to shelter in the ship’s interior. Crew members manned the high pressure hoses on the main deck. Our Captain, Igor Bencina, takes piracy seriously — and perhaps personally. He was Nautica’s first officer back in November 2008 when the vessel was attacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Piracy is a threat in …

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Singapore, comfy home cruise port for exploring Southeast Asia

Singapore Good news for travelers: Singapore, a gateway to vacations in Southeast Asia, and one of my favorite home ports for boarding cruise ships, is anticipating an expanded fleet of big, modern vessels. They will be based at new and enhanced marinas, built here at a cost of half a billion dollars. “No doubt about it, we’re going to have a cruising boom during the next four years,” said Bob Guy, Singapore’s managing director for Destination Asia …

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